23 Dec 2010

21 Dec 2010


Apparently some people don't like Transworld - not sure why because I don't really hang out with the cool kids. Anyway, they have a nice link here of best online skate vids of 2010.

There's classic and there's CLASSIC

Aside from 2 or 3 songs - Yo Bum Rush the Show is possibly one of the greatest albums of all time. And not just in Hip Hop, but overall.
It could be argued that if it was just a recording and not performed live - or if PE didn't have that particular image and 'mainifesto' - the record could really just be a Chuck(y) D solo album produced by the Bomb Squad, for all of Flavor and Terminator X's input on it. But that would be enough, Hank Shocklee did things on that record that were/are just minblowing and literally timeless. And Chuck has rhymes for days that, due to his particluar style and subject matter are real genius and massively original for 2010, nevermind the 80's ('...the po-etical / -itical / lyrical son...'). All of this is obvious and 'yeah yeah yeah' when you say it out loud - but people tend to forget, have shit on their I-Tunes forever and maybe skip over it. But listening to it again on my way in this morning (something about hearing it while on a train through a city covered in snow just fits perfectly) you fall into the sound of it and wonder how they even came up with some of those ideas - the 'chorus' of MiUzi Weighs a Ton for example seems simple but the overall structure of the track is crazy. Maybe because of this album alone I rank the Bomb Squad up there with PR and Primo etc etc, in the best Hip Hop producer list.

This is all written off the top of my head so excuse any ramblings within - just trying to express my thoughts on something while it's fresh in my tiny brain.

I had this on tape back in 88:

20 Dec 2010


Why does insanity always twist the great answers? Because only tormented persons want truth. Man is an animal like other animals, wants food and success and women, not truth. Only if the mind Tortured by some interior tension has despaired of happiness: then it hates its life-cage and seeks further, And finds, if it is powerful enough. But instantly the private agony that made the search Muddles the finding. Then search for truth is foredoomed and frustrate? Only stained fragments? Until the mind has turned its love from itself and man, from parts to the whole.

'...that's the trouble with my stories - they always seem to build up to something that never actually happens.'

14 Dec 2010

Geek points

Saw this guy sitting down to breakfast in Soho this morning:

I literally glimpsed him through a window for a moment and recognised him right away
Unremarkable until you consider this is how he's better known:

The idea of Pinhead sitting about to tuck into eggs benedict or somesuch did make me giggle.

9 Dec 2010

old stuff.

Some sketches of ideas of things I never finished. Hence the low-res. I'm trying to find the original files to re-post, but put these up in the meantime as - well - I'm impatient.


Been killing the free download made by these guys over the last week or so:

It's been the perfect soundrack to my zero degree, red-sky, white ground travels.